Aam Admi Party MP Sanjay Singh wrote a letter to Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Requesting him to cancel the online examination of Delhi University.
“A lot of students, who are in far-flung areas of the country don’t have access to the internet for appearing in Exams”, he added.
Delhi University’s OBE exams are scheduled to commence from 10 July 2020. Delhi Unversity is conducting mock tests for the same. The first day of the mock test turned out to be a complete disaster with innumerable major issues that cannot be overlooked including crashing of site multiple times in the examination slot timings.
Students and Teachers’ expressed their disappointment with the University for disregarding their requests and demands to cancel the OBE and then still not being able to conduct a mere mock with ease. Delhi University Teacher’s Association has been Opposing it and struggling to get the OBE scrapped.
Despite appealing the authorities repeatedly and requesting to provide relief to students by considering the unprecedented situation and canceling the OBE, Varsity stays unmoved.
Students took to twitter and thrashed VC Tyagi, Dean(examination ) Vinay Gupta, and other concerned authorities for their callous and indifferent attitude.
#DUagainstionlineexam and #ScrapOBE are trending on twitter and this shows the widespread impact these examinations can have.
AAM MP Singh further in his letter to the Union Minister mentioned that the entire nation is struggling against the Corona Virus pandemic, many lost their livelihoods and even the education is impacted adversely. The center and state governments tried to provide relief to the citizens. Many states have even canceled the examinations this year but Delhi University has resorted to conduct examinations in online mode. This decision has put the future of thousands fo students in danger. The students of Delhi University had returned back to their respective hometowns long back owing to the lockdown due to virus spread. Most of them belong to the outskirts of the cities and rural areas with weak or no internet connection facilities. This constraint bars them from efficiently preparing for exams and appearing for the same.
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He also mentioned the Mock test conducted by Delhi University highlighting the issues faced by students and glitches on the website. Mr. Singh, in his letter, also mentioned issues like site crashing, providing incorrect question paper, and unavailability of the requisite facility to even attempt the same, which were experienced and reported by the students after trying to attempt the Mock test.
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